Posts Tagged "museum"

Half Sick of Stitching: Knit the City take over Tate Britain

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Permission to Yarnstorm, The Fastener, UK, Workshops, Yarnstorms | 2 comments

Half Sick of Stitching: Knit the City take over Tate Britain

On London’s lazy river lies an art museum known worldwide, That houses art of many kinds Including Waterhouse’s pride The Lady of Shalott.   To Tate the sneaky stitchers lope, Taking a single knitted rope, To weave it into what they hope, Shows traces of Shalott. Inside the quiet gallery, They tame the cord for all to see, And turn it into poetry, Pinched from the fair Shalott. And up and down the people go, While there a woolly lily grows, With soft blue water down below, Its roots grown from Shalott. Four fibrous woolly handmade towers, Conjured up by knitting powers, To show...

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Permission to Yarnstorm: Tate Britain Unexpected Artworks

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Permission to Yarnstorm, The Fastener, Yarnstorms | 0 comments

Permission to Yarnstorm: Tate Britain Unexpected Artworks

What happens when one of London’s most famous art museums invites two of London’s most infamous sneaky stitchers through the doors and lets them bring the yarnstorm with them? Simple really. We took the art world and our world of woolly mischief and squished them together. Deadly Knitshade and The Fastener yarnstormed Tate Britain in arty style… The Fastener conjured up colours from the Tate’s collection. All that painty potential squeezed into tiny tubes ready to break free and run riot on the canvas, patiently waiting to be dabbed onto the end of a brush and turned...

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Berlin: The lonesome tale of the Woolly Currywurst

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Berlin Book Launch, Deadly Knitshade, Germany, Lady Loop, Shorn-a the Dead, Travelling Yarnstorms, Yarnstorms | 2 comments

Berlin: The lonesome tale of the Woolly Currywurst

The last installment of our Berlin Book Launch: So far our book launch had included floating fairytale Brothers Grimm and ‘I heart Berlin’ bears, flying frog princes, and skybound riverside squid. All of them had enjoyed a bit of the book-launch limelight. It was almost time to pack up our yarn and go home. But someone hadn’t had their fifteen minutes of fame, and that someone was a spicy stitched sausage. Shorn-a the Dead had created a Woolly Currywurst to bring to Berlin and in all the excitement he’d been overshadowed and left all alone. For those not in the know...

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Yarnstorm the Eleventh: Stitched Sealife Escapees

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarnstorms | 2 comments

Yarnstorm the Eleventh: Stitched Sealife Escapees

We interrupt this programme to bring you breaking news from London’s Natural History Museum. Reports are flooding in that four of the Museum’s inmates have broken out of their jars and are causing havoc throughout the building.

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